Other Effects of OSA
Conditions with high risk of developing OSA
o Polycystic ovary disease
o Renal failure
o Marfan syndrome
o Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
o post-polio syndrome
Patients who have Fibromyalgia and OSA achieve a reduction in their pain when their OSA is treated.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Sleep Apnea denies restful sleep
The resulting Daytime sleepiness leads to higher accident rates at work or whilst driving.
As expected persons with sleep apnea may fall asleep at traffic lights or fall asleep whilst driving along a monotonous part of the highway have an elevated risk of motor vehicle collisions.
The risk returns to normal when the sleep apnea is successfully treated
o Motor Vehicle accidents
o Snoring spouse syndrome
o diminished libido
o gastro-esophageal reflux
o worsening of epilepsy
o Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
o Slowed growth
There is an increase